missb writes: "Brain tissue cultured from rats has controlled a wheeled robot around a lab, according to New Scientist this week. Researchers in the UK have harnessed signals from thousands of disembodied rat neurons, and manipulated them to get a robot to respond to instructions. The team at the University of Reading in the UK hope their research will help provide treatments for diseases like Alzheimer's and epilepsy. You can read the full story on NewScientist.com: http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19926696.100-rise-of-the-ratbrained-robots.html"
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